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CURRENT EVENT | NOVEMBER 9, 2021

Kid News: Asian Marvel Comic Superhero

An Asian-American superhero is fighting to save the world! “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is the first Marvel movie to feature an Asian hero, a man bravely fighting crime while struggling with family issues. The action-packed film also has an Asian director and mostly Asian cast, and was released in theatres to rave reviews. Listen to hear more about the Marvel franchise and how a young reporter responded to seeing her identity reflected on screen.

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Story Length: 3:10

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Listening Comprehension Questions

  • What was one of Malala Yousafzai’s first experiences with the dangers of religious extremism?
  • After miraculously surviving her attack, what has Malala focused her work on?
  • What is the message that Malala is trying to send to those in power?
  • What does Malala want to do in the future?
  • What are the goals of Malala’s mission to support girls?

Discussion Themes

  • What is your opinion on Malala’s message about the power of education?
  • Why do you think that ISIS might want to silence people like Malala?

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